1999 - After 18.5 months of construction, the Staples Center, home of the Los Angeles Kings, Clippers, and Lakers, opens in California, U.S.A.
This Day in History
1943 - Construction begins on the destroyer ship, the USS Kidd.
1883 - The Palais de Justice, the world’s biggest courthouse, opens in Brussels, Belgium.
1966 - Canada Montreal Metro is inaugurated
1785 - Construction begins on the Bellevue Palace in Berlin, Germany.
1945 - the Paso de Los Libres- Uruguaiana International Bridge, a rail and road bridge, opens, connecting Brazil and Argentina.
2006 - the 91-floor Eureka Tower in Australia opens after 4 years of construction.
1910 - the Grunwald Bridge, a suspension bridge, opens in Poland after approximately 2 years of construction.
1888 - The Washington Monument officially opens for the first time.
1933 - Coit Tower in California opens for the first time.